M. Allison Burdette joined the Goizueta faculty in 1998. She has taught a variety of legal classes at the business school, including international law and environmental law, as well as debate capstones. Since 2017, Burdette has led a creative seminar with the Goizueta Scholars. But it is the Legal Environment of Business class ("b-law") that she has made her own.

Burdette estimates that she has taught over 7,000 students in her b-law class and is passionate about the positive impact that understanding business law can have in student's future professional and personal life. Burdette feels so honored that the students have recognized her contributions to their educational path. The students have awarded Burdette the BBA Distinguished Educator Award nine time. Additionally, her teaching has been recognized by the alumni, the Marc F. Adler Prize for Teaching Excellence, and by the university, the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. Burdette's contributions to the student experience at Emory were recognized with the Emory University-wide: Brit Katz Award.

Burdette was twice recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top 10 undergraduate business professors in the country. Poets and Quants has profiled her as a "favorite professor" numerous times. And, for a time, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked undergraduate business programs and Goizueta's business law program was ranked consistently in the top two spots. While Burdette's first love is environmental law, the breadth of subjects covered in business law has demanded that she master a wide range of topics. This requirement keeps her on her toes as she is constantly researching a vast array of topics! Burdette enjoys contributing to the student experience beyond her classroom; from presenting to student groups, judging case competitions, writing letters of recommendation, advising pre-law students, and attending Emory concerts, theater productions, and sporting events. Burdette's favorite aspect of her tenure at Goizueta has been the opportunity to teach and learn from and have a positive impact on the amazingly talented students in the BBA program.


  • Juris Doctor
    Harvard Law School
  • BA (Hons)
    University of Tennessee - Knoxville